Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Weed Wars: Nantucket Skirmishes with Invasive Plants

As spring finally warms up on Nantucket, you’ll begin to notice some of the shrubs greening up long before anything else. This is a good way to spot invasive non-native weeds in the landscape, such as Morrow’s bush honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii), autumn … Continue reading

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Carnivorous, Insect Eating Plants – Right here on Nantucket

Plants are remarkable at adapting to their environments and finding a way to survive in a seemingly impossible place.  Carnivory in plants, the ability to consume insects and other organisms for necessary nutrients is one of those incredible adaptation.  Carnivorous plants … Continue reading

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